The Mentalist Review: Uh-oh. Jane's in Trouble.

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It looks like Patrick Jane is in trouble and it is worse than usual. Much worse.

"Redacted" had Jane hiring thief Culpepper to break into LaRoche's home and it went horribly, horribly wrong.

Jane Breaks it Down

I loved that LaRoche clutched his little dog as he fired on his would be robber. It probably didn't do much for his aim but it was darn cute. 

Why would Culpepper not open the duct taped plastic container? It was certainly odd that it was kept in a safe. I couldn't believe he wouldn't bust it open just out of curiosity. It left me wondering if that silly container and its contents will come into play before the end of the season.

Poor Jane was so distracted by his predicament that he seemed to miss most of the case but he hit the highlights at the end. 

My favorite part was that Heather felt justified in killing her boyfriend because she planned to use the money for good and not evil. "The universe wants me to have this money." Sorry Heather. The universe didn't issue a free pass for murder with the cash.

Cho, Rigsby, and Grace had very little story this week but I did like that Grace used her girl next door looks to sweet talk the mercenary into coming inside. She pulled the pretty girl act off well and Cho and Rigsby stood behind her looking more like big brothers ready to beat the man up if he didn't do what she asked.

I was so thankful when Jane finally confessed all to Lisbon. It showed quite a level of trust that he admitted to committing a crime. He obviously saw her as a friend first and a cop second. Luckily for him she seemed to feel the same.

I had no clue what Lisbon would do when she walked into that room. At least slugging Culpepper probably felt good. Having that type of incident on her record certainly underscores her feelings for Jane. A couple of years ago she wouldn't have thought about sticking her neck out for him like that. Now she didn't seem to think twice about it. How things have changed.


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Jane was awesome this episode. Liked Lisbon helping Jane and LaRoche shooting with the dog too.


Love Love Love this show! Jane is so cute and you never know what hes up to next. Hope he finds Red John soon. It would be nice to see him fall in love with someone.


I think the creepy one is the girlfriend. It was nice seeing Charles Malik, he and Simon Baker were good friends in the Gardian. The container in the safe is either another red herring or the real deal and whatever is inside merrits attention, it was so stupid the way Culpepper ignored it and started throwing things around with no agenda it seemed. I was not impressed with this episode except for Jane finally telling Lisbon about Hightower and the list, and her punching C. really puts him in her debt, big time.


I don't think it's romantic but these two have become real friends. Patrick always wants to figure things out on his own, be the smartest kid in the class, but when he couldn't he trusted Lisbon. Loved it when she hit the guy.


I loved the episode. I'm suprised that Jane use Culpepper as his thief. I'm glad Culpepper wouldn't escape, that would have been too easy. I liked Jane messing with the guard. I think LaRoche has the list of possible Red John helpers in the safe in the plate. It's very curious. It's nice to see Jane not be able to solve a problem and have Lisbon come to his rescue. She really likes him. I can't wait to see what happens next.


I don't think feelings necessarily means romantic but it shows she cares a great deal for him or she wouldn't have done something so brash. These two have come a long way since the start of the show and they trust one another. It's become a solid friendship and partnership. Lisbon wants to catch RedJohn too but she doesn't want him dead the way Patrick does. That's going to be their biggest problem.


LaRoche with his little white doggy was hilarious.
As far as Jane and Lisbon go, he finally trusted her with the truth. Maybe it was desperation that he was in deep trouble but he told her something he was holding back. I think Lisbon has deep feelings of caring about him as a friend. Jane is obviously too messed up for a relationship with anyone right now. However, he trusts her probably the most out of anyone. I like seeing him realize he needs her friendship and help and as Hightower once told him, no one is better off alone.


I thouught Lisbon threw her punch to help her cop-partner, not for any other feelings. I would think it strange if they ended up a romantic item someday. They're oil and water as people -- but that makes their working relationship so much more fun. I agree about the plastic tub in the safe! Surprised the dog didn't bark to give LaRoche away -- but liked him holding the dog, too. Not sure if it was meant to indicate he is creepy or to give him some feelings depth (since he acts creepy to everyone). This whole hiring someone to commit a crime made me uneasy all show. I had no clue how he could get out of it. Well done surprise!


Imho Lisbon helped Jane because she now knows about the mole still being in the CBI. She wants to catch him as badly as Jane does and she knows how hard it is to do so (with RJ involved anyway) so I don't think that shows any "feelings" she has for Jane. More like they both trust each other more...or beginning to trust.

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The Mentalist Season 3 Episode 20 Quotes

That's just snitching. Isn't that against your code of honor?


I can't believe this level of hostility.